Our International Bloggers' Association graphics expert and IBA Board Member, Orana of Orana Creative, explains what a favicon is, why you need one, and how to set it up. Look up at the tabs on your browser. Yes, do it. Ok. What did you see? Every tab for every site you have open has the Title of the site and….. A little tiny image! That is a favicon. Favicon’s are important, more so than you might … [Read more...]
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Guess what? You have about two seconds to make a first impression online. So how do you optimize these precious two seconds so that your ideal reader or customer knows that they are in the right place? Your tagline! Your tagline is incredibly important and can make or break your blog. There are several things that a good tagline should have in order to tell your ideal avatar exactly what you do, how you can serve them, and why they should read … [Read more...]
Having a blogging tribe does more than just give you some friends to talk to. It does more than give you resources to ask when you've got blogging questions. And it can do more than save your sanity! Here's how having a blogging tribe has helped Betsi, of Betsi's World, to soar. Oh, and having a blogging tribe helps immensely! You ought to join us ASAP. How My Blogging Tribe Has Helped Blogging can be solitary. If you have a bad day and need … [Read more...]
A Customized Search Engine can boost your blog in a variety of ways. IBA Board Member Kimberly Starr from Kimberly C. Starr explains what they are, how they can help and how to create your own. As I’ve dived more and deeper into the layers of SEO (search engine optimization), I’ve realized what a rabbit hole it is – and how much fun it can be, too! One of my new favorite parts of it is the custom search engine because it’s a quick, easy, … [Read more...]
Ever had trouble figuring out the sponsored post rates for your blog? Sarah from NDC Consulting has some pointers to help you figure out what to charge for sponsored posts. How to Calculate Sponsored Post Rates When considering how to calculate sponsored post rates, certain major elements should be evaluated. You set your worth as a business owner – be sure you’re not underselling yourself so you can earn the most blog income. Why Should I … [Read more...]
CoSchedule offers many features to help bloggers succeed, but my personal favorite is it's ReQueue Groups feature. CoSchedule's ReQueue makes sure my social media calendar is always filled with perfectly timed posts to increase visibility and interaction and ultimately drive traffic to my blog and increase my income. Have you ever downloaded a productivity tool and been so excited about it for the first few weeks and then slowly forgotten you … [Read more...]
Pinterest is a powerful search engine that, when used correctly, can drive significant traffic to your website. However, so often bloggers lose out on valuable search optimization opportunities because they’re making these common mistakes. Learn how you can avoid these common pitfalls by learning these Pinterest best practice tips. Fix these 5 things on Pinterest for Better Traffic Now Are you making these common mistakes on Pinterest? … [Read more...]
Have you ever thought about the difference between a mediocre movie - and one that pulls you into the story? There’s a lot of elements in a movie - which means there’s an awful lot that could go wrong. That’s why proven, reliable directors, actors, and writers are in demand. And wouldn’t you know? It’s the same thing with your landing page - so now let’s take what you’ve got and strengthen your landing page. Don’t have your landing page … [Read more...]
Is your bounce rate high and your session duration low? I am going to tell you a little secret that may be hard to for you to hear. It's you. Well, maybe not you. But, your blog could be too painful to navigate that people simply aren't staying on your blog. Look at your blog from a reader's perspective: Can I find what I am looking for? Is there too much clutter in the sidebars? Am I bombarded with ads and opt-ins the second I hit … [Read more...]
As we keep up with the trends in content marketing and SEO, we know that those longer blog posts (full of information) are great for our page rank and for Google's SEO algorithms. But we also know that we can't be writing those essays every day (or even every week)! That is why microblogging, or micro-content, needs to be our best friend. Because when we're trying to get our content regularly seen, writing new blog posts all the time isn't really … [Read more...]